If you read my crime history post yesterday, you know that it was the anniversary of the OK Corral shootout. I often watch the movie Tombstone on the shootout anniversary, but it fell on a Monday this year, and Mondays are too crowded with must-watch TV shows, so I had to skip it. I did, however, head on over to Youtube to see if someone had posted the shootout scene from the movie. What I found was this little gem: The Earps and the Cowboys shoot it out… with Star Wars blasters! Enjoy.
Last night was a crap night for TV, so rather than using the free time to do something productive, I spent my evening messing around on that ultimate time waster: Youtube. There are a number of full movies posted there that you can watch free of charge. One such film was that 1970s indie horror classic, The Legend of Boggy Creek. Made on a shoestring budget by fist-time filmmaker Charles B. Pierce, TLoBC became a cult classic, easily earning back its production budget and then some. It kickstarted the independent film movement.
TLoBC also started a nationwide Bigfoot craze. Over the next few years, a number of documentaries and docudramas were made about Bigfoot, the Abominable Snowman, and the Loch Ness Monster. When I was a kid, I couldn’t get enough of that stuff. Truth be told, it still fascinates me, even though I’m a skeptic. Over the next week or so, I may check Youtube for a few of those other movies I saw as a kid. Provided I don’t decide to spend my time more productively. 😉
If you have an hour and a half to kill, here’s the aforementioned video.
I loved the book. I loved the movie. But I have to admit it, this trailer’s funny.
Here’s another compilation of the underworld’s dumbest. I can’t get enough of these.
I think my favorites are the guy about a minute and a half in who “lends” the clerk a crucial piece of equipment, and the wannabe baseball pitcher about five minutes in. That guy has one hell of an arm. Not much of a brain, though. The whole incident reminded me of one of these. I had one when I was a kid. I earned it by selling a buttload of raffle tickets for the Valley Little League in Syracuse, NY. Stupid me, I should’ve just smashed a store window and stolen one. Piece of cake, right?
If you’re planning to embark on a life of crime, you should really watch this video first. It might save you a lot of aggravation.
Perhaps you’ve heard about the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money for ALS research. If you’re not familiary with it, you can learn more about it by clicking this link. Now, when you have people filming themselves doing something foolish like this, you just know that some folks will just manage to screw it up. But screw-ups can be amusing. With that in mind — and with nothing of substance to blog about today — here’s a compilation video of ice bucket fails.